A winter dress coat is on my list for F/W, and one I’m considering comes in two different fabrications. One is 78% wool, 22% polyamide and the other is 71% camel, 21% wool, 8% polyester. In some cases the camel is noted to be ‘recycled camel’. There are several colours in both fabrications.

I don’t recall ever owning anything with camel hair and I’m hoping at some point to be able to check out the items in a store so that I can do a touch test. Is camel hair warmer or cooler than an item that is mostly wool? Is the texture softer or courser? Does it repel moisture/snow better? Is it more resistant to piling?

Any insight on the benefits of camel hair vs wool?